HippoRadar®



Digital tool for mass screening, rating and short-listing of startups for growth funding and support actions

HippoRadar®

Digital tool for mass screening, rating and short-listing of startups for growth funding and support actions

HippoRadar drives a fundamental change to fund raising practices

HippoRadar enables mass screening, rating and short-listing of startups for growth funding and support actions, and creates tangible value to both Founders and Financiers.

– HippoRadar trusts those with the deepest knowledge and the highest responsibility of each business case – the Founders themselves and their trusted advisors – to provide sharp, comparable, candid assessments.

– Each participant gains a sensation of value created: A comparable 360-degree diagnosis of investment readiness and recommendations for improvement on 35 core strategic assets.

 

HippoRadar drives a fundamental change to fund raising practices

HippoRadar enables mass screening, rating and short-listing of startups for growth funding and support actions, and creates tangible value to both Founders and Financiers.

– HippoRadar trusts those with the deepest knowledge and the highest responsibility of each business case – the Founders themselves and their trusted advisors – to provide sharp, comparable, candid assessments.

– Each participant gains a sensation of value created: A comparable 360-degree diagnosis of investment readiness and recommendations for improvement on 35 core strategic assets.

HippoRadar automates the Evaluation and Ranking of companies

HippoRadar builds on the HippoMeter investment readiness tool

works across industries, technologies, development stages and business models

engages applicants to self-critical assessments of product readiness, growth strategy, execution and market position

generates in-depth analyses, comparable scoring and status of 35 core strategic variables

helps select the most suitable companies based on each financier’s own specific criteria

– shifts focus and resources from avoiding the “wrong companies” to supporting the right ones

How HippoRadar works?

1. You decide how many companies need to be evaluated and scored

– The minimum is three companies and there is no upper limit.

– Each participant company CEO receives instructions, via email, to enable delivery of results within 21 days from the get-go.

2. The companies respond to HippoMeter and gain valuable insights and comparable scoring on their 35 core strategic assets

  – Each company engages 3-10 team members, at least one external advisor, for a fact-based assessment requiring 2 hours of private online time.

  – Each company receives a comprehensive report including also sensitive intelligence for company internal use.

3. You receive an evaluation report and a 2-hour debrief on the companies

  – Average scores, analyses and visualisations on all companies

  – All companies comparably ranked on 35 strategic assets with score ranges illustrated with colour codes

  – Online session to discuss results with an evaluation expert

 

HippoRadar automates the Evaluation and Ranking of companies

HippoRadar builds on the HippoMeter investment readiness tool

works across industries, technologies, development stages and business models

engages applicants to self-critical assessments of product readiness, growth strategy, execution and market position

generates in-depth analyses, comparable scoring and status of 35 core strategic variables

helps select the most suitable companies based on each financier’s own specific criteria

– shifts focus and resources from avoiding the “wrong companies” to supporting the right ones

 

How HippoRadar works?

1. You decide how many companies need to be evaluated and scored

– The minimum is three companies and there is no upper limit.

– Each participant company CEO receives instructions, via email, to enable delivery of results within 21 days from the get-go.

2. The companies respond to HippoMeter and gain valuable insights and comparable scoring on their 35 core strategic assets

  – Each company engages 3-10 team members, at least one external advisor, for a fact-based assessment requiring 2 hours of private online time.

  – Each company receives a comprehensive report including also sensitive intelligence for company internal use.

3. You receive an evaluation report and a 2-hour debrief on the companies

  – Average scores, analyses and visualisations on all companies

  – All companies comparably ranked on 35 strategic assets with score ranges illustrated with colour codes

  – Online session to discuss results with an evaluation expert

The Underlying Framework

A journey from Opportunity to Ownership, and back

Our approach to the art and science of business creation, company evaluation and growth financing draws from 20 years of action research, experiments, pilots and pivots. HippoRadar rests on a progressive, scientifically rigorous, tested and proven business creation framework.

The framework gears around 7 core elements

 

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Opportunity

Deals with the size and growth rate and the level of pain and demand in the target market — and the solution value being offered.

 

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Scalability

Deals with what is required by the market and competition to satisfy demand – and the technical & functional readiness of the solution.

 

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Defensibility

Deals with what all can be done and what has been done to protect the solution and the related value chain.

 

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Capability

Deals with the requirements and capacity of the organization to execute a demanding business creation operation.

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Profitability

Deals with the resource base at hand, revenue logic, earning power, financial projections and funding requirements

 

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Market Entry

Deals with current vs. targeted market position and go-to-market milestones to successfully reach market acceptance.

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Ownership

Deals with the mindset of owners and Who All should and could be engaged in ownership, Why and How, to seize the Opportunity.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How can I access HippoRadar?

Once you have obtained product rights and delivered the names and email addresses of the CEOs of all the companies to be evaluated, each CEO will be invited to engage the company team to respond to HippoMeter.

 

What do we mean by a "Hippo"?

A Hippo is a business case with high potential for both impact and profit. It solves a global problem or fulfils a global need. It has a scalable solution that works. A Hippo is powered by market-oriented, open-minded professionals willing to engage all resources necessary to create acceptance, customers and growth in foreign markets. A Hippo can have the shape or form of an innovation project, an internal corporate or SME venture or a startup/scaleup.

To us, Hippo is short for “High Impact & Profit Potential Opportunity”.

How about ownership, safety and privacy of data?

All data is safely guarded at Safetypass.EU, an industry trusted and GDPR compliant platform operated by Global Enabler, on secured servers located in Tampere, Finland.

We do not commercialise identifiable data without your approval. The individual HippoMeter reports are not shared, and no offerings will emerge from financiers or any other enablers, unless you grant an appropriate access to your data. 

Is HippoRadar applicable for all kind of companies?

Yes, HippoRadar works across sectors, technologies, stages of development and types of business models and concepts. However, it is to be noted that HippoRadar is designed to track business cases with ingredients to emerge as Unicorns.

 

How to prepare myself to use HippoRadar?

Optimally, you can engage your own representative as an Advisor Respondent to each HippoMeter exercise. In every case, you should prep the CEOs of the participant companies to make sure their individual respondents:

  • Respond with their absolutely best professional judgement
  • Do not guess, do not hesitate to respond “I don’t know” at any point
  • Are realistic and factual: Unfounded, overly optimistic views will backfire
  • Think of evidence: Each claim must be validated to close any funding

 

What is the background of HippoRadar?

HippoRadar and HippoMeter are designed by seasoned entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who ran experiments in academia in 2001-2011. The algorithm is backed by 20 years of robust action research and 20M€ in related R&D funding.

 

Who owns and operates HippoRadar?

The IPR of HippoRadar and HippoMeter is owned by Global Enabler Corporation Oy and operated on the Safetypass.EU platform, in Finland. The company has Enabler Partners in 30 cities in 20 countries on 5 continents with the mission to help Good People build Great Companies.

 

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